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Roger Caffin (rcaffin) - BPL Staff

My Locale Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
About Me Research Scientist. Been walking all my life, mainly off-track - we don't have 'trails' here, and I always go with my wife. Summer and winter, lowland and highland, Australia and Europe. Forced into UL gear by heavy packs and increasing age. :-)
Example Gear List at http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/caffins_4_month_gear_list.html

BPL email: roger@backpackinglight.com
CitySydney
StateNSW
CountryAustralia
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Additional feedback on stove so far
> This stove wouldn't be used for melting snowwater for more than 2 people max Chuckle. Never bet on something you don't know. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 24, 11:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Steripen and iPhone light - baby's bottles!
Hi RogerDodger Imitation is the ... All good fun and not meant as mockery. It's raining (kinda hard) here and I am stuck inside. Cheers

In GEAR » Steripen and iPhone light
September 24, 11:40pm

Re: Re: Re-shockcording Tent Poles - What type & length of shock cord to use?
All of what Daryl wrote - definitely! Cheers

In GEAR » Re-shockcording Tent Poles - What type & length of shock cord to use?
September 24, 11:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Great Article, Interesting Tech
Hi Sean OK, interesting. Just don't put the 18650 batteries in an old Steripen Classic! Lotsa smoke ... > Been thinking of doing a detailed post of my UL solar setup Get the lead out,...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 11:37pm

Re: Re: How do you know when your rapid pure becomes a rapid dodgy?
Hi Ken > Any problem with freezing? Dunno, to be honest. I would not expect there to be too many problems, because of the way the filter works. I will ask. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 10:30pm

Re: Great Article, Interesting Tech
> it would be nice to pop the cell out of my headlamp in the daytime to purify my water. Now that is something I would try hard to never do. Why? Because there would be a serious risk of kil...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 10:29pm

Re: How do you know when your rapid pure becomes a rapid dodgy?
Hi Andy and Colin Good questions. I will try to ask RapidPure for comment. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 7:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Additional feedback on stove so far
Hi Ivar That's why I went for 3-ply. Readily available, insulating, light-weight, non-melting, CHEAP ... Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 24, 5:23pm

Re: Capacity
Hi Colin > its remaining life cannot be estimated by the user because of variations in source waters, No argument. So maybe, when the filter element looks a bit discoloured and it is seve...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 5:20pm

Re: Steripen and iPhone light - baby's bottles!
I don't use a baby's bottle, but it occurred to me that someone could make a lot of money with the BPL crowd selling the App and iphone custom case with special adapter for heating baby'...

In GEAR » Steripen and iPhone light
September 24, 5:15pm

All Reader Reviews by Roger Caffin

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Skinny Skis, Jacksons Hole XC Skis
My wife and I had to re-equip with new XC skis, NNN-BC bindings and boots this year. We found several companies which could supply the models we were looking for and ship overseas (to Australia), and ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 28, 3:08pm

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
I got a pair of the DTV boot socks in a BGT Test. I gave them hell for four months. It didn't seem to have had any effect on them. Roland B is a very helpful guy too.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 06, 3:53am

Coleman Exponent Xtreme Stove
I have been using the Xtreme in the snow for many years. I have never ever had any problems with it. It lights and runs completely reliably. It will run down to -26 C (-15 F) because the gas mix in t...

In Stoves - White Gas
October 24, 4:17pm

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I've used mine for ... many years now. I was initially irritated by the valve off position, but then I wondered: It is otherwise superbly made: what if the valve position is deliberate? Why would th...

In Stoves - Canister
December 29, 10:04pm